Definition of limerick :
A nonsense poem of five anapestic lines, of which lines 1, 2, and 5 are of there feet, and rime, and lines 3 and 4 are of two feet, and rime; as -- There was a young lady, Amanda,/ Whose Ballades Lyriques were quite fin de/ Si/ cle, I deem/ But her Journal Intime/ Was what sent her papa to Uganda.//
poetry (part of speech: noun)
- He was within the treaty of Limerick, and saved his rank and fortune. - "Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry", Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston.
- Limerick is a quaint town. - "The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon", José Maria Gordon.
- If Betty had been along, I think I should have persuaded her to attend that meeting; but I found her very warm and comfortable before her fire back at Limerick, and I confess that I was glad to get out of my wet things and sit down in front of it. - "The Charm of Ireland", Burton Egbert Stevenson.